The Irish Sangha Trust (IST) was established in 2011 to support and foster teaching and meditation practice in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in Ireland. The Irish Sangha Trust is non-profit Buddhist organization, entirely dependent on the generosity of the public for voluntary donations.

Our annual schedule includes regular workshops, retreats and meditation sittings. Events are open to everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. We welcome you to join our spiritual friends network and experience the profound benefits of meditation practice.

Insight Dialogue Meditation Retreat with Bhante Sukhacitto

Saturday, September 26th - Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice based on Vipassana. It brings mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. As humans, we are relational beings; as we begin to wake up, clarity and freedom can illuminate our relationships with others.

During the retreat participants will be guided to apply Insight Dialogue techniques and contemplations and will train to use them. There will be time for Dhamma reflections, sharings as well as Q&A.

For more information on Insight Dialogue, please visit

This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by attending a meditation retreat, offered through Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a Bhikkhu in 1990. He moved to the West in 1993. Since then he has lived at various monasteries in the West, including the Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland for six years and at Amaravati Monastery, UK for 4 years.

Venue: Dublin Shambhala Center, 23 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2 (map)

Date: Saturday, September 26th - Sunday, September 27th, 2015 (note: attendees are asked to attend both days)

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Fee: This retreat is offered on donation basis.

Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on both days. Please bring some food to share if you wish to join in. 

Places are limited, early registration is essential.

Registration: at the moment the event is fully booked. There is a waiting list in operation. Please write to to inquire if a free place has appeared.

  • In order to make a secure booking, please complete the online booking form.
  • Remember to pre-register before evening on the Friday preceding the retreat. Please do not assume there will be space available at the last minute.

On the day:

  • Please be seated in the meditation hall at least 5 minutes before the session. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Dressing in layers is also a good idea.
  • Please bring some food for a shared vegetarian lunch, if you wish to join us for the midday meal. 
  • Refreshments, CDs and Dharma books are available for free distribution.

Dana (Donation)

Dana for the teacher. It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks and nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation for the teaching will be transferred to volunteer organization which supports Bhante Sukhacitto.

On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching andor to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).

The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Donations to IST are used solely to cover the cost of running events.














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